Idol Headlines for 1/19/14

Jennifer Hudson — I Got Nothin’ For First Lady’s 50th Birthday! – Jennifer Hudson was kinda awesome flying into Washington D.C. today … to perform at Michelle Obama’s 50th — giving a definitive answer on what you get the person who has everything. Jennifer says she’s gonna rock Michelle’s 50th birthday party at The White House with her latest single. – Read more at TMZ

How ‘American Idol’ explains the text message’s rise and fall – This week’s news that AT&T would stop sponsoring the long-running reality show “American Idol” — don’t worry, Coke and Ford are standing strong — came with a strange bit of history. The telecom giant didn’t sponsor the program simply because it wanted airtime alongside Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. It also wanted to encourage the use of text messages through “Idol’s” system of audience members texting for their favorite contestant. And indeed, text message volume took off as “Idol” gained popularity: – Read more at Washington Post

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